Ben H wrote:el-bo (formerly ebow) wrote:Ben H wrote:el-bo (formerly ebow) wrote:Ben H wrote:el-bo (formerly ebow) wrote:I guess we have a different idea of what it means to be loyal
Yeah, it doesn't involve giving their customers the forks and a big FU to the majority of their user base and choosing to discontinue future support and updates for the sake of a few extra dollars.
Actually, it's your loyalty I'm questioning
It's hard to be loyal when a company chooses to betray you.
Entitled and Melodramatic!
Do you really think that a random forum member's opinion of me, matters to me?
I still stand by my original assertion about Camel Audio's behaviour.
It's not my opinion of YOU (I have no idea who you are), but of how you are acting/reacting, which I believe to be melodramatic to the point of dishonesty. You got everything you paid for, and, like the rest of us, are still able to use the software (Of course, the ultimate irony is that non-Logic Mac users are likely to find their 'Alchemy 1' software incompatible far earlier than Windows users).
No one promised anything to you, no one owed you anything, and unless you personally funded the development of alchemy 2 (Or, perhaps, Ben ran off with your wife), then no one betrayed you.
I'm guessing that as a self-proclained loyal customer, you not only bought all their plugins and all their sound-sets (You also would likely have donated more than $50 for the pay-what-you-like, charity sound-set), but also, when they initially closed down and no one knew their fate, you likely shot an email to Ben to let him know that you hoped nothing really bad had happened, and that you were there for him should he need.
I'm guessing you know nothing of the finances of Camel Audio, nor of Ben, personally. Nor do you have any idea of the financial/health situation of his family, and how that kind of possible payout, and future job security, would have benefitted them etc.
Despite your inference that you are the better man, and on principal would have turned down the opportunity, you likely would have done exactly what he had done. You feel that your payment of a few hundred dollars, for which you received the promised goods, great customer service etc.,entitles you to make claims on the developer's future to the tune of him turning down (possibly) millions of dollars, when the truly loyal thing to do would be to be happy for him. Clearly, we have different ideas of what loyalty means